Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo didn't win the American Century Celebrity golf tournament, but he enjoyed being part of the star-studded field for the first time.
One of the highlights of Romo's weekend in Lake Tahoe was tossing a pass to future Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice. After playing partner Carson Palmer of the Bengals completed a pass to a spectator standing on a boat, Romo hit Rice on a short route off the 17th tee.
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Tony Romo, shown trying to qualify for the U.S. Open, finished 11th in this weekend's celebrity event.
"That was exciting. I kind of took a little off to make sure it was accurate," Romo said. "Jerry is the best to ever play the game at the wide receiver position, so just being around him was a lot of fun."
Romo had a 5-over-par 77 and 13 total points in his opening round on Friday at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, bordering Lake Tahoe. However, Romo shot the second-lowest round on Saturday with a 4-under 68 and finished 11th after a 77 on Sunday. He finished one place behind former Stars' right wing Brett Hull.
"For me, it was just getting comfortable with the course," Romo said. "I'd never really played here before. I played one practice round, and I just put myself in a couple of bad spots that I really didn't know about."
Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Chris Chandler won the 54-hole tournament by firing a final-round 67. His 78 points in the Stableford scoring format were 24 more than Romo.
Romo's other playing partners over the weekend were Hall of Fame QB John Elway, ex-Texas Tech quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver and former All-Pro receiver Sterling Sharpe.
"Just hanging out with all the guys and just kind of picking their brains and hearing some of their stories [was thrilling]," Romo said.
Romo said he isn't considering making golf his next career.
"For me, it's just something I like to do in the off-season," Romo said. "It gives me a chance to be competitive in the off-season."
I bet watching Carson Palmer throw that football to a spectator helped show Romo what a "good" QB can do...Yeah ok, I don't like Romo or the Cowboys for that matter...can you tell??? :naughty: